"Each Season Something New"
Mountain Home Show (April)
Join homebuilders, exhibitors, and suppliers, as they showcase the latest styles and trends in mountain home living. www.mountainhomeshow.com
Downtown Spring Arts & Crafts Festival (May)
An exciting outdoor event held in Downtown Blairsville. Local artists are on site to exhibit their works. www.downtownblairsville.com
Memorial Day Parade (May)
Each Memorial Day weekend, Downtown Blairsville salutes those who have served our country by enjoying a community parade. www.unioncountyhistory.org
Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games (June)
Residents and visitors look forward to the second weekend in June when Blairsville spotlights the heritage of our area. This three day event offers a Kilted Golf Classic; Ceilidh (dinner party); Pipe and Drum Bands; Athletic Competitions; Vendors; Children's Games; a Concert; and Scottish Food, Music, Dancing, and Reenactments. This is one unique festival you just can't miss! www.blairsvillescottishfestival.org
Mountain Fling (June)
Enjoy arts & crafts galore the last weekend in June. Exhibits set both indoors and out. www.mtnregartscraftsguild.com
Fourth of July Celebration (July)
Join us annually for our spectacular fireworks display! Don't forget the Boat Parade held on Lake Nottely on July 3rd.
Butternut Creek Festival (July)
Celebrate and enjoy the Arts of this Mountain Region! In mid July, exhibitors showcase Fine Arts and Crafts, Woodwork, Oils and Watercolors, Stained and Leaded Glass, Jewelry, and More. Activities also include demonstrations and live entertainment. Come join the fun! www.butternutcreekfestival.com
Green Bean Festival (July)
Celebrate the green bean and "green" living the last weekend in July with pageants, a square dance, tractor show, quilting exhibit, storytellers, crafts, "living green" demonstrations, farmers' market, and "Green Ribbon" recipe contest. www.GreenBeanFestival.com
Mountain Heritage Festival (September)
Collections of fine mountain-made products are available at this spectacular event during Labor Day weekend. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the manifestations of the handiwork of local craftsmen and craftswomen. www.unioncountyhistory.org
Bluegrass Festival (September)
Bluegrass Music comes alive in Downtown Blairsville! Visitors will enjoy a talented line-up of musical entertainment in addition to many other activities. It all happens the last weekend of September. www.unioncountyhistory.org
Indian Summer Festival (October)
For a truly fantastic experience, plan to attend the Indian Summer Festival the first weekend in October in Suches, Georgia. Activities include a Craft Show, 10K Run, Country Square Dance, Weaponry Demonstration, Auction, Play performed by Elementary Students, and Much More! www.suches.com/festival.htm
Sorghum Festival (October)
Blairsville's longest running festival celebrates the ancient art of cooking sweet syrup from Sorghum Cane. Visitors enjoy sorghum syrup making demonstrations in addition to contests such as "Biskit" Eatin', Pole Climbin', Log Sawin', Rock Throwin', and Horseshoe Throwin'. Join us the 2nd & 3rd weekends in October. www.sorghumfestivalblairsville.com
Fall Hoedown at Vogel State Park (October)
Celebrate autumn's arrival with a cakewalk, hayrides, and food during the day and a campfire, dancing, and storytelling at night.
Hometown Halloween on the Square (October)
Bring the kids and join the fun! Each October, Downtown Blairsville hosts a spectacular trick-or-treat event complete with candy, costumes, and contests! www.downtownblairsville.com
Mistletoe Market & Sugar Plum Tearoom (November)
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season by attending this annual event the 3rd weekend in November which is sure to delight. Homemade soups, sandwiches, and goodies are available while you browse the arts and crafts items on display. www.mtnregartscraftsguild.com
Holiday on the Square & Christmas Parade (December)
The first Saturday in December signals the gathering of residents and visitors to Downtown Blairsville for our Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday activities. Christmas Concerts are also preformed throughout the month at the Historic Courthouse. www.unioncountyhistory.org
Christmas Tree Lighting at Vogel State Park (December)
Kids will love the caroling, hayrides, Santa Claus visit, bonfire, hot chocolate and cider. The evening culminates with the lighting of a blue spruce.
Jingle Bell Buys (December)
Local merchants celebrate the spirit of the season by offering valuable discounts and a unique shopping experience. Contact the Chamber for details!
And There's More...
1st Saturday Cruise-In on the Square
During the months of April -October from 4pm to dusk, plan to cruise downtown Blairsville. Come early and enjoy live music at the Block Party Friday night 6pm-9pm. Hosted by the Blairsville Cruisers, these events are fun for all! www.blairsvillecruisers.com
Friday Night Concert Series
Each Friday at 7:00pm, May-October, residents and visitors alike enjoy the sounds of old time music from the historic courthouse in downtown Blairsville. We look forward to having you! www.unioncountyhistory.org
Union County Farmers Market
Saturday mornings late June - October, be sure to stop by the Union County Farmers Market off of Hwy 515 next to Home Depot for local grown produce and handmade crafts. www.ucfarmersmarket.com